On Feb. 6, 1812, Adoniram and Ann Judson were commissioned as missionaries from the Congregational Church and they set sail for India. But while out on the waters, Judson began to read the Bible anew about the issue of water baptism. Arriving at the conclusion that believers should be baptized by immersion, the Judsons were baptized by British Baptist missionaries, when they reached Calcutta, India that September.
Their life-changing decision not only celebrated individual new life through baptism, but the birth of a new gathering of people, partners, churches … a new society of Christians who would support, send and celebrate the work of mission. That movement — formed in 1814 — is known today as American Baptist International Ministries.
International Ministries has grown and evolved over nearly two centuries of ministry. The movement is the oldest Baptist mission agency in North America.
From our humble beginnings with two missionaries in Burma, we are a family of relationships that today embraces more than …
* 5,800 US and Puerto Rico churches
* 1,800 volunteer, short-term and long-term missionaries from US and Puerto Rico
* 496 missionary partnership team members
* 229 partner organizations
* 75 countries
… And YOU
For additional information, please visit www.internationalministries.org/
On Sunday, September 16, we were honored to have Rev. Charles West and his wife, Sarah, as our guest missionary speakers. They do tremendous work in Zambia. To read more about The Wests, please visit http://www.westinzambia.org/.
I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you.